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Deathstroke (Slade Wilson) was a mercenary and assassin who eventually led a group called the Unkillables against the Anti-Living.

One the day the corrupted Anti-Life Equation had begun to fester infect Earth's population, Deathstroke was hired on a mission to eliminate a white supremacist group who was reported to be setting a few churches on fire somewhere in Kentucky. Much to his confusion, however, the supremacists he was meant to terminate were panically leaving the church, running away from a far more dangerous threat that remains to be dealt with: The Anti-Living. Slade easily wiped out the infected inside the church with his weaponry, though his patience began to wear thin by the second. Picking up his smartphone, Slade attempted to renegotiate with the client, only to be infected with the Anti-Life Equation just as those he killed were. Nevertheless, Slade was fortunate thanks to his healing factor, and as a day passed, the once infected mercenary returned to normal, albeit confusing him even more on the situation he was now in.

Slade later rescues his daughter Rose, the Ravager, inside her apartment from the infected. While on his way to land on the apartment roof riding a helicopter, Slade encountered an infected Man-Bat, which inevitably crashes with the helicopter, biting his arm in the process. The helicopter crashed onto the apartment roof and Man-Bat died with it, though Slade survived despite being bitten. Rose tried to kill her infected father out of mercy, only for Slade to revert back to normal by the moment he got impaled by Rose's sword, informing the latter of Slade's immunity to the Anti-Life Virus. At that same moment, Mirror Master came to their aid, revealing he came on Vandal Savage's behalf to offer protection in exchange for their skills. The two accepted his invitation, in which they traveled through Mirror World wearing Mirror Master's extra Babel Lenses and arrive on Savage's sanctuary, Ball's Pyramid. [1]

On Ball's Pyramid, Savage takes Slade to a secured room which he wants to show him. Inside is the Creeper, who is strapped to a table and his chest surgically opened. As Slade tries to process this, Savage has Solomon Grundy knocked out Slade. Savage has Slade on a table and prepares to surgically cut him open, as he wants to know how Slade and Creeper are immune to the Anti-Life virus. Fortunately, Savage was impaled from behind by Rose, before proceeding to unstrap her father and the Creeper after she had the precognition that the island would be invaded by an infected Wonder Woman. As her vision came true, the other super-villains fired at the infected Amazon as distraction. Mirror Master then evacuate Slade and the rest of the survivors through the Mirror World, making their way into the Bludhaven Orphanage.

Slade and Rose explained their group's situation to the orphanage's commanders in charge: Batgirl (Cassandra Cain), Red Hood, and former GCPD Commissioner Jim Gordon. The supervillains proposed both sides should band together against powered undead, though Gordon was skeptic, especially with Slade's proposal to train the orphans into an army to fight the infected so they could protect themselves. As a way to compromise and convince Gordon, Slade offered the former Commissioner to lead the supervillains. Gordon reluctantly concedes and allowing the supervillains to stay on the condition that they not abuse this hospitality.

The supervillains were later brought to the attention of the infected inside the gym, in which Gordon and the supervillains cleared all of them together out of the survivors' safety. The next morning, the orphans are introduced to their new "roommates" and began their training as the Unkillables. For over the next three months, the supervillains unexpectedly began to bond with the orphans, while Jason and Rose develop romantic feelings for each other, something that Slade was welcome for his daughter's sake of finding happiness in the end of the world.[2]

When the orphanage itself was infiltrated by the Anti-Living through to the work of an infected Bane, the Unkillables went with their last resort of leaving Bludhaven and travelling to Gotham via the orphanage's school buses led by the Batmobile (which contains Rose and Jason), seeking settlement in the safe Gotham Jungle. When one of the school buses were attacked by an infected Mirror Master and the Batmobile was wrecked by an Anti-Living Wonder Woman en route to the jungle, Slade ordered Gordon to have everyone on the first bus onto the second bus, as he plans to drive the leading bus to clear a path through the infected and rescue Rose and Jason. Slade and Gordon managed to get the two out of the Batmobile, only to realize that Wonder Woman has already taken out Cheetah, Creeper, and Grundy. Compelled to save the survivors on the damaged bus, Slade got the one last chance to embrace with his daughter as he chose to voluntarily hold off the incoming infected, allowing the others to head for the remaining bus. Despite conveniently fending off the Anti-Living horde all by himself while the rest fled the scene, Slade was still no match for the infected Wonder Woman, who swiftly tore him apart as she hurled herself at him, leaving nothing for him to regenerate.

In his sacrifice and death, a statue memorial of Slade among the rest of the fallen Unkillables, formerly known as the Tree Lobsters, were built by the orphaned Bludhaven survivors themselves not long after their arrival in the Gotham Jungle, as a way to honor their noble and selfless sacrifice.[3]

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  • Accelerated Healing: In addition to allowing him to survive otherwise serious injuries, Slade's healing ability is able to prevent him from permanently becoming one of the Anti-Living.

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